THE DOLLS' HOUSE
While viewing an a curious doll house installation in an art gallery, a young woman meets a middle age man who claims she is someone else—abiding in her present identity--when joined by the young woman’s husband.
SEANCE IN THE MEANTIME.
1f (early 30’s) 1m (40’s)
A woman leaves her two young boys battling in the toy room to live a moment—a life—with a door-to-door salesman on the backyard patio of her home.
Two high school senior sweethearts meet on a bluff overlooking the ocean the day after taking the SAT’s.
4f, 4m multi-racial
Full length drama
A mystical full length play in which an American college bi-polar? epileptic experiences a Vision of her Self as a young French woman saving infants--the unborn-- in a rather unusual manner. Pursuing this Vision with a newly purchased French passport, she vanishes from sight and reappears in France where she attracts followers when she claims to have heard God speak to her while she rang the great bronze bell of Chartres Cathedral. Her parents discover an online video taken of her at Chartres and track her down in France, kidnap and return her to the USA-- and a hospital for psychological observation. Soon back in her parent’s home she escapes, returns to France with her lover/college roommate, again pursued by her parents, who now try to stop her impending marriage to her roommate, only to discover they’re too late. By two weeks. The newlyweds begin to establish an orphanage in the small town of Menerbes, in France, and as they leave to commence the wedding ceremony, discover a baby has been left on their doorstep.
Come Together, Right Now, Over Three
1Blck m, 1 wf, 1 blck/brwn m2f trans
Three disparate types--a narcissistic male body builder, his unbeknownst-to-him down-low dominatrix wife, and his female transgender co-worker, meet in a hotel room to establish something in the unknown.
Save My Life
A Rock Romance
A 28 year old Rock & Roller and teenage girl come together in the after hours lounge of a small town motel.
A farmer plowing his field hears a splash from a nearby lake and rushes to save the diver, and encounters a ten year old girl.
Modern fairy tale?
Sad tale of a young woman and middle age man who come together in the park to feed ducks.
The Delicacy of the Night Forthcoming
A college girl bumps into a former professor on her way back to clean out her apt.
Wally and Jim and the Summer of Love
Two men engage a handsome young man--and his femal accomplice--for a sexual encounter in New Yorks' Central Park.
WHERE S/HE GOES
full length, 91 pages
very dark comic tragedy
Odysseus Faux, a declining former actor saves a brown skinned man from drowning in moonlight, and fashions a Crusoe/Friday myth to their future, and so installs him as a manservant in his household, much to the chagrin of his wife, who performs as a cabaret artist ("Roxana"), stalked by a young Irish girl (Susan Barton) seeking admission into their household through their loyal maidservant, Amy. Blood, decapitations, incest & more!
BABY GAY, a politically incorrect comedy in ten minutes
Four young mothers meet in NYC's Central Park with their outspoken young babies to compare virtues. It's a name game!
ALMOST AMERICAN, ALMOST RAY
full length, 76pgs
Drama, Magic Realism
An Iraq-Afghanistan War vet seeks the true nature of his "hero's journey."
Two strangers meet on a beach and become passing lovers and then are beset by the forces of puritanical Evil.
THURSDAY SHE IRONS
A few young homeless adults inadvertently stumble upon an aging widower's lawn sale and create family.
IN HER AWKWARD FIST
On the day 14yr old Brigette's suicidal father is buried, she meets Marvin, a 45 year old college instructor with his own griefs...and there begins an unlikely romance destined for passionate turns and tempestuous obstacles.
When a casting call for roles in "Pony Express" and "Animal Farm" go out, an AEA monitor finds non-discriminatory policies in jeopardy as soon as the "actors" arrive to audition.
Bobbo has ripped off his gun-toting girlfriend Cammie, a drug-dealing sociopath named Mauler, and perhaps even his neighbor for whom he babysits. He can almost hear the bullet catching up to him.
SISTERS OF MERCY
Four sisters--accompanied by a "Look Alike" doll baby, a fake pregnancy bump, and a waitress-- gather together to decide what to do with their declining mother. Mercy?
Field of Convergence, Or CHRISTINA IN THE MEANTIME STREAM
What happens when Christina, from Andrew Wyeth's famous painting bearing her name; little 12 year old Jesus, from The Infancy Gospel of Thomas; and Barry Johnson, an African-American actor portraying the role of a Crow in Dumbo, are suddenly ejected from the security of their artistic projects to find themselves together in Christina's field?
SAMARITANS, Or, Where Is Sylvia?
A widower follows his dead wife home, but the present occupants won't let him in to see her.
2012 The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Staged Reading, Susan Nims Distinguished Playwriting Award Finalist; Third Place Prize, Method And Madness Competition & Festival 2012;
2012 Wordsmyth New Play Series Staged Reading; 2011 Arts & Letters Prize in Drama finalist;
THE BALLAD OF LULU AND DAD
Dad is in a wheelchair.
He wants Lulu to stay.
Lulu wants to leave.
What's a daughter to do?
Awarded Production: 2011 Artistic New Directions Eclectic Short Works Festival, NYC
THE PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION OF RUXTON CRAIG, Or, Oedipus, Dad, Oedipus!
Ruxton's Dad believes his son needs further education--home and away.
RECENT & PREVIOUS WORK
AFFAIR WITH A FISH
Affair With A Fish tells the story of Jason, an unstable, suspect poet, and his plight to escape his present life with his bed-ridden wife, Helen--and the shadow of Henry, his hateful father. After moving to be close to Henry, who has contracted cancer, and aching with the grief of a still-born daughter, Jason finds inordinate significance in a fish he finds on his bathroom floor at 4 a.m. When the play begins, Jason sets out with the fish in tow to discover its meaning, despite protestations from Helen. Suddenly, his ailing father dies (while attempting to swat Jason with an oar); Jason flees into the night where he befriends Zoe, a girl dressed in swan drag, and then returns home with her to honor his father. And install Zoe in his family. His adopted daughter by another marriage unexpectedly arrives-- to become a Saint via a TV show! Darwin the fish emerges from his bowl—human size—and begins to talk, the local police officer makes his “move” to pre-eminent authority in this extended family, Helen fights to hold on to the status quo, and Jason falls deeper into his otherworld fantasy. Is the world he finds the one he has sought?
Affair With A Fish:
2011 Warehouse Theatre's 25th Annual International Playwriting Festival, ( IPF Snapshot) Croyden, London;
2011 Trustus semi-finalist;
2010 Penobscot Theatre Northern Writes New Play Festival, Staged Reading;
Karen’s After Dark, developmental Staged Reading, 2009
THE LOVE DOLL, or, Just Like A Woman
How can Liv, a Love Doll, help Waylon, a suicidal widower, select a suitable suicide? After purchasing Liv from Jennifer, the salesgirl at a local porn shop, Waylon discovers not only that he has much to tell Liv, but that she is much more of an obstacle to his suicidal mission than conspirator. With renewed hope, he ventures to introduce her to the world of the Living. After she’s attacked and deflated on the way to the opera with him, Waylon phones Jennifer for a refund. She arrives at his hotel room just in time to disrupt another suicide attempt—But can she ultimately free him from his prison of despair?
The Love Doll:
Phoenix Theatre 2012 Hormel New Play Festival Finalist
Hot City Theatre 2011 Greenhouse New Play Festival semi-finalist;
2008 Trustus Festival semi-finalist,
2007 Kitchen Dog New Play Festival final round;
2006 Tiger’s Heart Players production, Garrison, NY.
Best Women’s Monologues and Best Stages Scenes, 1999 by Smith & Krauss;
Staged Reading Speakeasy Theatre, Berkeley, CA 1998;
Staged Reading, in-house Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble, Ossining, NY 2004
Moving backwards through time in eleven quick scenes in a single day from late afternoon to morning, Stripping Eden explores the reactions of 17 year old Ender, and his 16 year old sister, Jane, to the loss of their parents in a boating accident.
2008 Emerging Artist Theatre’s EATfest competition winner, Fall EATfest Production, NYC;
2007 Tennessee Chapbook Prize, published Poems & Plays 14, Middle Tennessee University Press;
2007 Nantucket Short Play Competition semi-finalist.
2005 Tiger's Heart Players innaugural production
Giselle, a fourteen year old wheelchair-bound romantic, has come to the school dance as classmate Tommy’s date. Prompted by friends to find out Giselle’s sexual “condition,” conflicting feelings of violence and attraction erupt before Tommy discovers in Giselle a friend that allows him to reveal his family anguish—and possibly teen romance?
Secret RoseTheatre/Fire Rose Productions 8th Annual International 10 Minute Play Competition, (awaiting production, Hollywood, CA);
11th Annual EstroGenius Festival Finalist, NYC, 2010;
Karen’s After Dark Autumn Festival, Brewster, NY, 2008.
AFFAIR WITH A FISH ON THE HUDSON RIVER, NORTH OF SING SING, SOUTH OF INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR REACTOR
In her final, suicidal moments, Helen, a wheelchair-bound woman who has struggled to go on living since sabotaging her pregnancy, encounters a human-size, talking fish—a striped bass—by the riverside. And away to go?
Affair With A Fish On The Hudson River, North Of Sing Sing, South Of Indian Point Nuclear Reactor: Readings: Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble, Karen’s After Dark, NYC Playwrights.
A grieving and lascivious professor finds salvation in his salacious student.
Tiger’s Heart Players production, Depot Theatre, Garrison, NY, 2006.
REQUIEM IN THE MEANTIME
A widower, Wit, struggles to bid farewell to his late beloved wife, Syd, in a funeral parlor.
Requiem In The Meantime:
Tiger’s Heart Players innaugural production, Depot Theatre, Garrison, NY, 2005.
THE EMILY SHAW STORY
1 pg monologue